Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Peugeot SXC concept car (2011)

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Peugeot SXC concept car (2011) first official pictures

By Tim Pollard
First Official Pictures
14 April 2011 09:00
Peugeot will show this SXC crossover concept at next week’s 2011 Shanghai auto show. It’s a large hybrid 4x4 designed in Peugeot’s Chinese styling studio and shows a few pointers for how a future crossover could look. We’ll take that to mean the next 4007 then.
China is a growing market for Peugeot, which expects to sell 200,000 cars there in 2011. It’s launching the new 508 family model there this month, to sell alongside the 207, 308, 408, 3008 and RCZ.

Peugeot SXC crossover: the lowdown

The SXC is 4870mm long, 1610mm tall and 2035mm wide, making it as big as a BMW X5, although it sits a handspan lower to the tarmac. It sounds suspiciously like a future crossover to replace the Mitsu-Franco Peugeot 4007 and Citroen C-Crosser, which was essentially a shortcut to a 4x4 for the French brands. Peugeot only sold 309 in the UK last year.
This new concept car looks infinitely tastier than a rebadged Mitsubishi Outlander. The Peugeot SXC adopts the latest Pug family look with sweptback headlamps, scalloped flanks and a generally sleeker, more aerodynamic look than the pudgier Peugeots of the past decade.
Note a couple of details: the LED front headlamps are especially narrow, and the boomerang motif in the rear lamps recalls those famous Maser lights. Being a concept car, the door mirrors are swapped for higher-tech rear-view cameras, naturellement, and the SXC rolls on 22in alloys.

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